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The only Specialty Society in Dermatology recognized by the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians.
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PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS   Dear Colleagues, The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as... read more
Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine

Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine

In the afternoon of May 24, 2017, the Makati Medical Center Department of Dermatology hosted its Continuing Medical Education Course at their home base with the event entitled, Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine : Coup d’etat of the Skin and How to Avoid Lawsuits in Dermatologic Practice.

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PDS CME Beyond:Echoes of the AAD 2017 and the CPD LAW

PDS CME Beyond:Echoes of the AAD 2017 and the CPD LAW

PDS is conducting a series of Mini-LEAP events discussing the CPD Law. Schedule are as follows: June 16,2017- Cebu City, June 23, 2017-Alabang-Cavite, June 25, 2017-Angeles, Pampanga, June 29, 2017-Ortigas Area, July -2, 2017-Naga City, July 04, 2017-Makati City, July 13, 2017-Alabang, August 03, 2017-Cagayan De Oro, August 16, 2017-Quezon City and August 24, 2017-Roxas Boulevard

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Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

You are invited to attend the 1st National Eczema Fair in celebration of World Skin Health Day and the 65th Anniversary of the Philippine Dermatological Society on July 16, 2017 at Robinson’s Place Manila Atrium.

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EARTH, SKIN AND FIRE

EARTH, SKIN AND FIRE

The PDS midyear convention held last April 7-9, 2017 was hosted by the Southern Philippines Chapter. It was an exciting mix of topics which covered global warming and its effects on earth, nature and ultimately on man. The concept behind this year’s midyear convention was the brainchild of the Dr. Marilou J. Ong, president of the PDS Southern Philippines Chapter and her hardworking organizing committee

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Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Last May 15-19 2017, the Research Institute For Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology held its workshop entitled Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity building at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang Muntinlupa. The National Leprosy Control Program in partnership with PDS and RITM is working towards a Leprosy-Free Philippines.

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DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

The Philippine College of Physicians held its 47th Annual Convention themed Proactive Collaborations and Partnerships: STRONGER TOGETHER last May 7-10, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. Read

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17th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference

17th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference

After hosting the 5th Continental Congress of Dermatology last year, Dubai Derma delivered another excellent platform for skin health and innovation by bringing renowned speakers from across the world in the field of Dermatology and Laser. Dubai Derma was held last April 27-29, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS   Dear Colleagues, The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as... read more
Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine

Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine

In the afternoon of May 24, 2017, the Makati Medical Center Department of Dermatology hosted its Continuing Medical Education Course at their home base with the event entitled, Immunodermatology and Legal Medicine : Coup d’etat of the Skin and How to Avoid Lawsuits in Dermatologic Practice.

read more
PDS CME Beyond:Echoes of the AAD 2017 and the CPD LAW

PDS CME Beyond:Echoes of the AAD 2017 and the CPD LAW

PDS is conducting a series of Mini-LEAP events discussing the CPD Law. Schedule are as follows: June 16,2017- Cebu City, June 23, 2017-Alabang-Cavite, June 25, 2017-Angeles, Pampanga, June 29, 2017-Ortigas Area, July -2, 2017-Naga City, July 04, 2017-Makati City, July 13, 2017-Alabang, August 03, 2017-Cagayan De Oro, August 16, 2017-Quezon City and August 24, 2017-Roxas Boulevard

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Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

You are invited to attend the 1st National Eczema Fair in celebration of World Skin Health Day and the 65th Anniversary of the Philippine Dermatological Society on July 16, 2017 at Robinson’s Place Manila Atrium.

read more
Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Last May 15-19 2017, the Research Institute For Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology held its workshop entitled Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity building at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang Muntinlupa. The National Leprosy Control Program in partnership with PDS and RITM is working towards a Leprosy-Free Philippines.

read more
DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

The Philippine College of Physicians held its 47th Annual Convention themed Proactive Collaborations and Partnerships: STRONGER TOGETHER last May 7-10, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. Read

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WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

PDS_BOARD_2017
Officers:
President: Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia
Vice-President: Dr. Purita Paz-Lao
Secretary: Dr. Cecilia Rosete
Treasurer: Dr. Jasmin Jamora
Immediate Past President: Dr. Daisy King Ismael

 

Directors:
Dr. Bernadette Arcilla
Dr. Blossom Chan
Dr. Krisinda Clare Jamora
Dr. Julie Pabico
Dr. Maria Lourdes Palmero
Dr. Francisco Rivera IV
Dr. Arnold Yu
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).